Nonlinear Amplification of a Supramolecular Complex at a Multivalent Interface

S.H. Hsu, M.D. Yilmaz, D.N. Reinhoudt, A.H. Velders, J. Huskens

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Competition with a monovalent cyclodextrin host (blue cones) in solution drives the multivalent binding of a Eu3+ complex and a sensitizer molecule to cyclodextrin monolayers through a nonlinear self-assembly process. Adamantyl groups (light-blue spheres) are attached to the EDTA ligand (black) and the antenna molecule (orange), which has a carboxylate group for coordination to the Eu3+ ion (yellow or red in free or complexed form, respectively).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-719
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • self-assembled monolayers
  • molecular printboards
  • chemistry
  • binding
  • membrane
  • nanostructures
  • organization
  • selection
  • discrete
  • peptides

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